Instead our news stations are focused on highlighting how Putin has hijacked Russia. How Putin has neutralized all opposition and has been stacking the deck to keep his hands in power. That he has been passing laws to enable him to take total control of Russia and its people. They do not mind! They are happy Russia is moving away from Democracy. It was a disaster for them. They again have food in the stores.
Putin is Russia's Czar, he has to be to take on Der Fuerher! As American troops give their lives in Iraq to spread democracy around the world, the people of Russia are facing a stark reversal of their democratic rights. It's a retreat from democracy that comes just 15 years after Boris Yelstin's standoff with the Soviet Union from a tank turret in Moscow that marks the collapse of Communism in Russia. In a nation conditioned by centuries of czarist rule and decades of Communist control, Russians seem satisfied with the pace of democratic progress:
Western observers say that the tide of freedom turned in 1999 when Boris Yeltsin handed the presidency to Putin, his handpicked successor and a former agent with the Soviet Secret Police. Joel Rosenberg is a political analyst and author of the book Epicenter, from the moment Vladimir Putin rose to power, he says, he began building up the military and alliances with anti-Western, authoritarian regimes. The ex-kgb colonel, Rosenberg says, has become the "anti-Democrat- in-chief." He has to be! Democracy failed Russia and I have to say it is Reagan and Bush's fault. Putin is being forced to go back to their old ways in order to compete with the warmongering chief idiot who is fueling this entire developing world crisis!
I know Putin is preparing to take us on and that can be our only motivation in criticizing Putin for doing the right thing! He is only doing the same thing the chief idiot is doing to us. "Freedom is getting in Putin's way. Putin wants to be the new czar of Russia,” said Rosenberg. “He is not interested in a democracy. He is rolling back freedoms. [His goal is] to be a czar and to rebuild the Russian empire." Raised in St. Petersburg, the home of Peter the Great and the Russian czars, Putin has stated that Russia should be a free and democratic society, but one based on Russian traditions, "not Western ideals." As president, Putin restored some traditions of the past Soviet tyranny, reviving the Communist flag as a military symbol. He also restored the Soviet national anthem.
I don't get it! There is great concern with Putin gaining total control over Russia and her people while they are okay with it as everything is coming up roses for them. It does though get in Bush's way as he continues to secretly pass laws to control us as he prepares to Battle Iran Putin and everyone else that wants to stop his warmongering. Please read this it is eye opening
I want to focus on Bush's power grab to control us as he seeks a way to embroil us in his forever war he knows we will come out against and who might be able to stop this if we have elections in 2008!
Look at this! This is a flagrant violation of the concept of "Separation of Powers" as embodied in the Constitution. In the event that this "shadow government" seizes power, it will function as a dictatorship exercising military and police powers, without any legislative oversight or judicial control. Public Law 101-647, signed by daddy Bush in November 1990, allows boy George to declare a national emergency for almost any reason.
It is increasingly obvious and no one can deny it that bush plans on taking us and the world to world war and has as we know been conducting his own power grab to control us and enable him to fight his forever wars. As usual he is underhandedly and clandestinely doing to us what he openly criticizes other nations for doing
Bush the decider can do what he wants. We have got to find a way to stop this idiot. I am increasingly believing that our best bet will be Obama and for many reasons. I remember when Oprah first announced that she was going to be campaigning for Obama I was wowed for many reasons while those that think they know something the so called experts said she is just another celebrity and will not significantly help Obama. Wrong!
Saying she felt compelled to support "the man I believe has a new vision for America," Oprah Winfrey spoke passionately about Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama at two rallies in Iowa Saturday. "We need a president who can bring us all together," she said. "I know [Barack Obama] is the one." Earlier in Des Moines, she focused on world affairs. Watch Winfrey endorse Obama
"These are dangerous times, you can feel it. We need a leader who shows us how to hope again in America as a force for peace," Winfrey told the enthusiastic crowd. "I believe Barack Obama will bring statesmanship to the White House," she said. "He's a man who knows who we are and knows who we can be." Read the whole story
** If we are lucky enough to be able to have elections with all the created reasons for Bush to finagle his staying in power I am increasingly believing that Obama will be our nominee and will have the best chance of those running, to stop this forever war Bush has set the seeds for, Give us back our America, and get rid of the Bush created division bringing the American people together again. I believe as I have said in the past that Obama has dropped the right names to help him.
** He has announced that there is a place for Al Gore and president Clinton in his Administration. You know Obama will listen to their counsel and they would positively influence his Presidency. After thinking about the influence Oprah would have on Obama's chances of getting elected and seeing how well the two of them spoke together I have increased confidence that Obama can get elected and Oprah will have one hell of a positive influence not just in America.
** I think that having Gore and Clinton in his Administration and not just Oprah's money but her positive personality loved and respected around the world will go a long way to heal the damage Bush has created to us around the world. I think there is still a chance that we can pull back from this precipice of war if we have an election in 2008!
James M Joiner